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and to everyone here and everyone watching. erin burnett "outfront" starts next. >>> a senior lawmaker comes "outfront" to explain why he's voting against hagel. >> and chuck grassley implies video games and not guns are the reason for america's mass shootings. what donations that he received from the nra play? >> and another commercial being called racist. i'll show you the ad and let you decide. let's go "outfront." >>> not so friendly fire on capitol hill. an incredibly long day of tough questions for president obama's defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. one of the most contentious moments came when senator john mccain asked whether the 2007 surge troop in iraq was successful. >> the question is, were you right or wroeng? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like you to answer whether you are right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show that you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why -- >> no, i actually would li
negotiator, erin david miller. now, in that interview, hagel said this. "the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here." now, today of that comment about the "jewish lobby," hagel said categorically, i regret it. >> i've already said i regret referencing the jewish lobby. i should have said pro-israel lobby. i think it's the only time on the record that i've ever said that. >> all right. well, earlier, i spoke with one senior lawmaker who was there, who opposes hagel's nomination. senator john barrasso of wyoming, the senate's fourth highest ranking republican, and i asked him whether that controversy over jewish versus israel lobby, it's finally time to put that to rest. >> well, i'll tell you, erin. i think that chuck hagel appeared weak and wobbly today, unconvincing, and not the kind of sound judgment and strong leadership you need in a secretary of defense. i've met with him privately, as well. the bottom line is, senators are not intimidated, as chuck hagel refers to, by any lobby. when the national interest of the united states is at stake, and specifically, our security, peop
. >> that's it for us. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, the president hits the road to stop forced spending cuts, but is this another game of chicken with the gop, or do either have a real plan? plus, a missing woman found dead in a water tank on top of a hotel. a deadly mystery found out by hotel residents when the water tasted fun. it's right out of csi. >>> and new developments in the oscar pistorius case tonight. what the prosecution claims it found in the olympian's house. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, a little less confrontation, a little more action. a lot of people want that. it was a song made famous by elvis presley, but apparently not something that is so popular in washington. we're nine days away now from the forced spending cuts that are going to take effect, and while we may be short on time, we are not short on blame. president obama for one was busy today with no less than eight local television interviews. the president, according to the white house, telling his side of the story dire
it to you throughout the hour. and a good evening to all of you tonight. i'm erin burnett. "outfront," not so friendly fire on capitol hill. a long day of tough questions for president obama's defense secretary nominee, chuck hagel. it was his senate confirmation hearing. and up with of the most contentious moments came when hagel's old friend, and former colleague, senator john mccain, asked whether the 2007 u.s. troop surge in iraq, which you may recall, hagel had called, in his words, the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam, he asked whether that surge had ultimately been successful. >> the question is, were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straightforward question. i would like to answer whether you were right or wrong, and then you are free to elaborate. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things. >> let the record show that you refuse to answer that question. now, please go ahead. >> well, if you would like me to explain why -- >> no, i actually would like an answer. yes or no. >> well, i'm not going to give you a
and important story. >> a busy night ahead. that's for sure. >> "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. . >>> "outfront" next, we're in mobile, alabama, tonight, where the disabled cruise ship, the "triumph," is set to dock. more than 4,000 people have been stranded at sea for five days on the ship, and tonight, we're going to hear from the passengers, we're going to bring you updates on the horrible conditions that some of them have faced on board. we have finally come to the last act of this drama. let's go "outfront." >>> and good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. and "outfront" tonight, in mobile, alabama, we are waiting for more than 4,000 people to arrive, after being stranded on a carnival cruise ship that lost power after an engine fire on sunday. 3,142 passengers and 1,086 crew members have been stuck on the "carnival triumph" for five day. they've had no hot water, they've had limited food, they've had few working toilets. here is the latest. at this moment, we understand that the ship is about 25 miles away from the dock where i'm standing. it's traveling at about six mil
you then. piers morgan is starting right now. >>> good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett in for piers morgan. we have breaking news for you tonight. we are looking live at the crippled carnival triumph, the ship that at this moment is a few miles away from where i'm standing at the port in mobile, alabama. it has literally been hell on the high seas for 4,229 people. 3,144 passengers and 1,086 crew members. it's not over yet. carnival says it's going to take four to five hours to get the passengers off the ship, once they actually arrive. the ship will be behind me. children and those with special needs will disembark first. it's a ship that has been described as a floating toilet. some of the conditions that passengers have been telling me about have been disturbing. now, passengers are going to be carrying their own luggage, that's part of why it takes a lot of time. you have luggage for more than 4,000 people that has to get off the ship. in terms of what passengers will receive for this. they're going to get $500, a free flight home, a full refund for their trip and a
after i dropped him off. >> erin's third grade son bear was in the front hallway of sandy hook elementary school when the shooling began and a teacher saved his life. erin is joining us from washington. erin, it's been almost two months now and there's a lot of people who are still struggling. first of all, just give us a sense of how you and bear and your family are doing right now. >> we are doing as well as can be expected. our entire community is struggling and we will struggle for quite some time. all things considered, we're back to a new normal routine and i'm just trying to move forward. >> erin, can you tell us what it is like to be in that room? we saw that gentleman there very emotional about losing his own child. i can imagine that there's a lot of things you're thinking about and feeling when you're in that room and you hear that day being replayed over and over. >> it's particularly emotional. i don't think there were hardly any of us there with dry eyes and yet we've heard these stories before. so i think the impact on the legislators and those of you at home wat
write out there. thanks very much for watching. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront," a suicide bomber stages a deadly strike on an american embassy and this time the white house quick to label ate terrorist attack. >>> a prosecutor guned down on the way to work. friends say he believed he was in serious danger. was it revenge for doing his job? >>> guns and politics. did joe biden's slip of the tongue just wreck the president's message on guns? let's go "outfront." good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, american embassy attacked. a suicide bomber struck at a security checkpoint at the american embassy in turkey today and this time the white house immediately labeled it an act of terror. >> a suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror, a terrorist attack. however, we do not know at this point who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. the attack itself is clearly an act of terror. >> an act of terror regardless of who is responsible or what their motivations are. more on that in moment. first, too chris
because it is just a story, and carnival could move on and still be a cruise tall tale. >> erin, back to you. what's the latest out there? >> well, we are waiting here and less than a mile here and as you have heard all of the people on board tell us, they can see the land and that is the big moment, and less than a mile away, and that means it is slowing down. so it could come and bd dock here any time and within the next 30 minutes as soon as that, and could take longer and then another four to five hours to get everybody off of the ship, but the hardest thing is the actual docking, because to give the viewers a sense, it is 200,000 tons and 2 1/2 football fields long and no stabilizer and no brakes. so you can imagine that parking the ship which is what it will do when it dox at -- it docks heret at the mobile port is going to be a dicey situation, and they want to make it right. that is why it is not as quick as you might think and it could take 30 or 90 minutes before people are really able to start getting off of that ship. we are here and waiting. more and more families a
. >> i'm @jimacostacnn. >> that's it for us. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, one day after the carnival "triumph" reaches dry land we're learning more about the fire that stranded more than 4,000 people at sea for five days. what caused it? could it have been prevented? >>> plus, a congressman caught tweeting to a 24-year-old bikini model during the state of the union address. who is she? we have the congressman's confession. >>> 1,000 people injured when a meteor entered the earth's atmosphere. absolutely shocking story and we have the video tonight. let's go "outfront." good friday evening. i'm erin burnett "outfront" investigating the cruise ship nightmare. what caused the crippling fire that left more than 4,200 people stranded at sea for five days and could it have been prevented? carnival "triumph" was towed to a ship yard in mobile, alabama. i looked at that ship as it was starting to be towed to that final dock. all of the passengers were unloaded earlier in the morning. now investigators are trying to find out how the engine room fire started a
of what is going on dockside there in mobile, alabama, and erin burnett there all day and night to make sure she has been there for this moment. and you see the ship creeping, and what do you see? >> after what they have been through in the last few days, they said, the most important moment is when they saw land. through my microphone, you can hear the families cheering and not too many, but some families have come as far away from families who have driven 10 or 11 hours from paris, texas, to come here to pick up their wife and daughter, and it is just sort of fun looking up. i have to say that standing on the ground here and many people have either been on cruises or seen cruises, and they are lit up and big party mobiles in a sense, but this is amazing, because it is completely dark. >> that is exactly right. alternative power they have been running on there, erin. >> yes, and exactly. and so they have been waving signs and you saw i miss my cat, and sweet home, alabama, you can see there, and all sorts of homemade signs, but a lot of people that we talked to on the ship were saying,
. problem solved. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >>> erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. >>> "outfront" next, the hostage situation in alabama came to a violent end. we have an update on the gunman and the 5-year-old boy that was beeld held hostage. >> plus, last months, we brought you a story about the catholic hospital that said a fetus almost ready to be born is not a person, and today, there's a dramatic development in that story. and ted nugent, one of the nra's most vocal supporters promises to bring massive truth to cnn tonight. he gives us an exclusive look at his ranch, the guns he owns, and why he believes guns are crucial for america. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, breaking news on the alabama hostin crisis. it is now over. 5-year-old ethan, the little boy's name, he's at a hospital. we found that out a few seconds ago. he's with his family. there's heavy security there as well, and the big headline, he's safe. he was abducted from his school bus and held in an underground bunker for six days. we can also report that th
-- t be getting out. for now, that is go g ing to do for our hour of "ac360" and now erin burnett will take over live from mobile, alabama. erin? >>> "outfront" next, and it is a moment we have been waiting for days. carnival ship "triumph" has docked here in mobile, alabama, and the nightmare that thousands opeople have lived through is almost over. we will talk to the passengers and learn more about the horrific or deal thhave lived there. you have listened to them on the phone and now you will meet them. them. let's go "outfront." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> and a good evening to everyone, i'm erin burnett, and "outfront" tonight, in mobile, alabama, breaking news, the carnival ship "triumph" has returned to port, and now the 4,226 passengers and crew members are starting to disembark. to give you a sense of what it is like here, when the ship first pulled up, i did not know what to expect, but it was really just incredibly dark. you could see the lights down where the lifeboats were, but where all of the passengers were, completely dark in the rooms behind them,
hours away or new orleans which is three hours away. >>> erin, thank you very much. to call this a big night, a very busy night would be understating it. as we wait for that crippled cruise ship to come in, we have other breaking news. the remains have been positively identified as killer ex-cop christopher dorner. and another major crime spree developing as well. the world being rocked by the arrest of a sports hero who inspired all of us. oscar pistorius, the olympic blade runner now charged with murdering his girlfriend. we will begin now with this breaking news out at sea. thousands of people waiting for their ship to come in literally. exclusive view of the carnival triumph under tow. barely inching its way forward. it is heading into the port of mobile, alabama right now about 16 miles off shore. the cruise line expects it to arrive at some time after 11:30 eastern time. a tow line broke under the strain of this massive vessel. what you're looking at, exclusive video of the ship. and some other exclusive video. a look at the revolting conditions that more than 4,200 passengers an
. that is the reason my dad took those shots, for his children, but he would do for me and my sister erin >> my -- sister. >> my daddy was not just a hero tuesday. he was my hero my whole life. >> several schools in the area remained closed as the town prays for a peaceful solution. >> today marks 10 years since the explosion of the space shuttle columbia and nasa will honor all 17 people that died aboard the columbia as well as the apollo one and challenger accident. officials will be on hand at the arlington national cemetery. in washington, secretary of state hillary clinton is serving her last day in office, and she will say goodbye in a public farewell to employees. senator john kerry will be officially sworn in as new secretary later this afternoon. as clinton leaves office, authorities confirm a suicide bomber detonated a bomb outside of the us embassy in turkey. a number of civilians were injured, but how many remains unclear. american and turkish authorities are leading a joint investigation. >> now, your 11 insta weather plus forecast with meteorologist john collins. >> it was really
"outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, breaking news on the alabama hostage crisis. it is now over. 5-year-old ethan, the little boy's name, he's at a hospital. we found that out a few seconds ago. he's with his family. there's heavy security there as well tonight. and the big headline, he's safe. he was abducted from his school bus and held in an underground bunker for six days. we can also report that the kidnapper, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. i want to get straight to martin savidge who is covering this story in midland city, alabama, about 100 miles south of montgomery. what more can you tell us about this little boy ethan and where he is and how he is tonight? >> we know he's surrounded by a very happy family. that would be his mother, his siblings, and extended family and we have been told that he is in good shape physically. of course, what's got to be determined is how is he doing mentally after this long ordeal. >> i know that's going to be a big question. there have been reports that the little boy may have had some sort of autism.
three for the must-reads. robert train um, doug hataway, and erin. what is your must read? >> there has been a lot of missed opportunities at the state-wide level for republicans to take back the senate. christine o'donnell in delaware and so forth. an interesting story in today's "the new york times," a group of wealthy individuals, saying never again. we'll influence the process, and although we won't influence it from a literal sense, we'll steer money to people that actually can win. u.s. a wise mo it's a wise move. >> what's your read? >> ron brown, an article in "the national journal." an insightful and indepth look at the new normal. winning coalition in national politics, which says that you have to get the votes of african-americans and latinos and young people and liberal whites and conservative white men, not as important as they used to be. a new formula for winning and an interesting article about that. >> a good one, i'll pick it up as well. >> erin, yours? >> this is a story about how personal life which often gets a lot of scrutiny, has an impact on policy, and that's --
could take the throne. here's cnn's erin mclaughlin. >> reporter: for over 500 years, this was the resting place of king richard iii. what was once the location of a church is now in municipal car park. archaeologists found his remains here at an ill-fitting shallow, hastily dug grave. they say that he did not have any sort of shroud or coffin. now earlier today, a panel of experts released their findings. culmination of months of detailed analysis involving dna testing, bio carbon testing, and environmental sampling. they can now say beyond any reasonable doubt they have found the remains of king richard iii. >> i can now tell you there's a dna match between the maternal dna from the descendants of the family of richard iii and the remains we found at the grave dig. the dna evidence points to these being the remains of richard iii. >> reporter: richard iii will be reburied at lester cathedral. not far from here. officials say that they are planning to hold a memorial service in his honor so he can have one final resting place, they say, that's dignifying and fit for
too. anderson starts now. >>> thanks very much, erin. good evening, tonight on the program, the bunker busters, new details about what happened in that alabama bunker. in the split seconds when authorities went in. seconds that spelled life for a little boy who turned 6 today and death for his captor. >>> take a look at this man who's 74 years old, he's on a pharmaceutical cocktail that makes it possible for him to look like that. the question tonight, has he found a healthy fountain of youth? or a prescription for disaster. what you need to know before you do what he's doing. >>> a program that takes guns out of the hands of known criminals. with all the talk about expanding background checks this one seems to be a no-brainer. it's a program in california that does exactly what everyone agrees should be done. takes deadly weapons away from dangerous people. we're talking about thousands of weapons each year. what's surprising, is that the number of weapons taken out of the hands of law breakers could be so much higher and more lives could be saved if only there was more money availabl
. erin burnett "outfront" starts erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> we are moments away from a news conference where we expect to learn what happened in that cabin outside los angeles yesterday. last night, we heard this. >> burn it down! >> just do it, right now! [ bleep ]. >> in a few moment, we hope to find out if the body found in that cabin is the suspected cop killer and also what led to his death. plus, thousands of people are trapped on board a crippled carnival cruise ship. they're running low on supplies and living this their own filth. and two of president obama's key nominations could be on hold. one of the senators considering a delay, rand paul, is with us to tell you why. let's go "outfront." and good evening, everyone. tonight, we have breaking news on the los angeles man hunt that ended with a body dead inside a mountain cabin. in just a couple of moment, we could learn if christopher dorner was the man found last night. authorities have been working to identify the charred remains and police say they have reason to beli
." i'm erin burnett, for the 3100 passengers and more than 1,000 crew members leaving the cripples cruise ship behind me, there were two songs of the night, sweet home alabama, and the sweet music of a ship's whistle. >> well, listen to that horn, martin. look how happy they are to hear that. port of call horn, means they're about to dock. >> that's a sound that many family members are waiting for. >> i'm sorry, martin, you were saying? >> joyful noise at the carnival triumph came into port. i remember hearing that horn, everyone stopped dead and watched that. people have been coming off the gang way. it's been very smooth so far from everything we have heard. it's gone floor by floor, from bottom to top. this, of course, was not the triumph's intended destination, but a fire on sunday left the ship almost dead in the water. main power was gone. toilets did not work. hallways became open sewers. it was truly a nightmare cruise. tonight, there is cheering. literally, fizzily cheering because the nightmare is over. passengers are screaming onshore, piling onto the buses, leaving bus
to the young man's family and was blessed for a second time. erin johnson of our station in seattle has the story. >> reporter: she likes to hut her head to his chest and listen to his heart beat. >> oh, yeah. steady. >> reporter: at 17, connor had been a star catcher, being recruited by division i schools. his life changed in 2005, when they told him he needed a new heart. that if he didn't get one, he would die. >> you pray for someone to save you, but at the same time, you need to pray for them to die. >> reporter: kellen roberts was a seattle kid, very alive, generous to a fault. he drove his red truck all over the country. lived life on his terms. connor was dying. march 7, 2005, on a trip to sioux falls, south dakota, kellen hit his head in a freak accident. there was hemorrhaging. circulation was cut off to his brain. he died there far from home, but not far from minneapolis. he was an organ donor. the transplant was a success. the engine of life had passed from one man to another. >> i just wish he should know how grateful i am for him. >> reporter: aaron, more than anyone, unde
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